In 2007, I quit my job as a microbiologist. I wasn’t making much money online at that time, but I knew the potential was limitless. I could exercise my free speech by publishing ideas and experiences in articles, videos, and books—and even make a living doing so. Fast forward twelve years, and I see how false that promise turned out to be.

I recently watched a video on internet censorship by David Icke. He shared the facts on the birth of the internet by the Pentagon’s technological arm (DARPA) and the tippy-toe steps we’ve taken to the current wave of deplatforming and censorship that I—and by consequence, you—are being affected by.

Domain registrars promised that I could “own” my little corner of the web with a domain name, and now my domains can be seized by a faceless bureaucracy. Google told me to create the best content I could to be ranked highly in their search engine, but then they manipulated their algorithms to lift dull corporate propaganda above my own. Twitter promised that I could share any thought that came to mind, and after I spent years doing so, they changed their mind and will now ban me if I make fun of an obese feminist. YouTube said I could upload engaging videos that viewers love, and even make money doing so, but then they demonetized most of my videos, put others in “limited state,” and banned me from live streaming for three months because I asked if women who wear chokers want to be treated subserviently. Disqus offered me a service to allow the community at Return Of Kings to discuss what was on their mind, but they banned the site because they didn’t want us to discuss certain things. Amazon said I could publish books on their platform and even make a living as a writer, but then they banned the paperbook and ebook editions of nine of my books with no explanation. Paypal said it would be easy to add payment processing to my site, and then later showed how easy it is to ban me for political reasons.

On and on the same story goes: companies seduced me with the promise that I could amplify my voice and connect others to my work, only to silence my voice and disconnect me from an internet that has become integral for not only keeping in touch with others, but also earning a living. I traded a corporate job, one where I could be fired for any reason, to get banned by tech companies for no reason. What a great deal I made!

It’s very telling that the crackdown on free speech began after two key events:

  • widespread adoption of the smartphone
  • natural monopoly status for the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Paypal

Once most of the world saw the internet as an essential utility, and tech companies dominated their particular sector, they had us by the balls and could exercise their true goal of human control. It turns out that the internet was not given to us by benevolent rulers so that we’d have access to the world’s information and become wise—they hooked us on it so that we could be controlled. If you examine the situation from the perspective of me, Alex Jones, Gavin McInnes, or countless others, there is no other possible explanation, and the only argument up for debate is when they knew the internet was essential to their goals.

If you dare to publicly share the truth on the internet, they will ban you. If you dare to share the truth at work, they will fire you. If you dare to share the truth in university, you will receive bad grades or face a tribunal led by a panel of lesbianic women. They’re all connected, all controlled by the same elites. If you haven’t been affected yet, either you have a strong filter, and could have survived during the Soviet Union without being sent to the gulags, or have not yet been heard. When the attack against you does come, you will be struck by how banal your thought crime actually was. If you have the predilection for understanding and sharing the truth of your reality, I promise that they will come for you. If not today then tomorrow.

I wish I knew this eleven years ago. I wish I knew about the elites and their agenda, and how even a self-published dating coach of middling influence would fall in their crosshairs, because I feel like a fool for spending so many years building up internet domains and platforms that are scheduled for vaporization, along with much of the internet that I have come to enjoy. All of it has to go, and it will.

I continue to write, but I know that distributing my articles and books will become much more difficult. They will marginalize my already modest reach as much as they can until my work slowly fades into the memory hole. I’m not especially worried about what will happen to my life. Maybe I will buy a few acres of land and LARP as a farmer. On that little plot of earth, the only free speech I will have is when I speak into the sky. Men of the future will not even be able to research what masculinity is or come to understand how their nature is being undermined, and those few men who stick their heads above the poppy will be identified and re-educated. If they refuse re-education like I have, they will be isolated so as not to disturb the seamless programming of the slave class.

What incredible tyranny awaits us! Once artificial intelligence is perfected, and everyone willingly connects their mind to it for the trivial reason of “convenience,” every single bit of information that reaches your senses will be curated propaganda. They will re-define masculinity as homosexuality, sodomy as love, and strength as weakness. Boys who are born in the age of AI will have no chance. Their minds will shut down when you try to discuss any idea that is not approved, and that’s assuming that discussions with non-approved citizens will even be possible.

They will not let us have free speech on the internet. They are removing what they have given us, one step at a time. If you speak the truth, you will be cast out, but there is a variable that their analytic models cannot precisely quantify: the response to oppression from those men who are currently awake. Will they keep their head down and try to squeeze out any happiness left in the freedom they’re allowed, or will they offer themselves up to be grinded to dust, to fight against what they know in their souls is wrong?

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pozzymandius
pozzymandius
1 year ago

Hopefully you never stop writing, Roosh!

Excellent article (again!)

Dontfeellike
Dontfeellike
1 year ago

That’s when decentralization comes in. We should support every decentralized application, including cryptocurrencies. And then we will get our natural rights back.

0biJon
0biJon
1 year ago
Reply to  Dontfeellike

This will be criminalized in the future on pain of death. You will not be permitted to work outside of their economic system

Burn it Down
Burn it Down
1 year ago
Reply to  0biJon

Perhaps, but it was also forbidden in the brutal Soviet Union, and people still did it.

I remember when our high school class visited Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in the late 80s. Our bus driver had connections, so everybody got to change currency with an illegal (better) exchange rate. The driver handed our cash to some guy, and after driving a few kilometers on a highway, a packet of roubles was thrown to us from a car traveling to an opposite direction, agent movie style. Small transactions could be done at a street corner, but this was not a small transaction.

My point; when there is a will, there is a way. Currently gold and bitcoins can be bought anonymously in Europe and the U.S. You can purchase gold, and keep it in a vault in e.g. Singapore. Ironically, globalism works for our favor in this small niche, because even they can’t reach all jurisdictions and plug all holes. In addition, strong cryptographic tools are available for the common man. A Soviet denizen did not have any of that, still many resisted.

MarxismIsEvil
MarxismIsEvil
1 year ago
Reply to  0biJon

Cannabis possession, sales, and consumption have been illegal in many jurisdictions for decades. How well has that worked? It has only increased wealth and power of those who defy the law. Same thing happened with alcohol prohibition. I don’t use cannabis and seldom drink alcohol. But I’m aware of how supply, demand, profits, and lack of public support for certain laws work.

Most people are against counterfeiting because it’s a form of theft from the public. Cryptocurrency exchanges are a mutually beneficial transfer of value that takes nothing from the public. How are cryptos any different from e-mailed gift cards? If cryptos are outlawed, value can still be transferred online with gift cards, which can be used to buy groceries, other necessities, or traded for cash or gold.

chris
chris
1 year ago
Reply to  0biJon

Internet piracy is banned now and people still download illegally.

MrM
MrM
1 year ago
Reply to  Dontfeellike

I am baffled so many of you believe in cryptos… do you really think elites would allow any system that could undermine their power? If the biggest banks are onto cryptos, you could tell something is off… besides, only real money, barter, physical exchange can save us from their control. Going all digital is madness. Those currencies dont even exist! Its all on the internet. And do you control the Internet? Do you? Who owns the fibre optic cables on the bottom of the oceans? You? No, my man. Its THEM.

baseer
baseer
1 year ago
Reply to  MrM

bitcoin doesn’t ask for allowance because it’s decentralized so the concept of ‘allowing’ it to exist doesn’t make sense. you are projecting the govt’s historical ability to control things due to centralization because communication methods were not as abundant, so we had to rely on central govt’s as authoritative figures.

we’re never going back to a time where the internet doesn’t exist because we now rely on it for everything, so there’s nothing the elites can do to stop the internet except pass bills like SOPA but the only thing that’s going to do is incentivize the creation of decentralized solutions.

it’s been over 10 years since the inception of bitcoin, countless “bans” from countries, where has it gotten them? lots of propaganda about how it’s finally ‘dead’ (btw price action is just a distraction). why can’t they just stop it right now if they’re oh so powerful??????

Tingletangle
Tingletangle
1 year ago
Reply to  baseer

I thnk it is pretty easy for big tech to cut you off from the internet completely if the want to. So, as decentralized as it may be, the moment they detect that you are using crypto, they can just switch you off. Anything digital can be swithed off, so there is no way of using crypto unless they allow you to.

Baseer
Baseer
1 year ago
Reply to  Tingletangle

You can’t detect an encrypted packet, such as monero transfers. And there’s no way they’re going to enforce the use of unencrypted packets only, because we rely on such encryption for everything.

If they could they would’ve shut it down by now.

Elliot
Elliot
1 year ago
Reply to  Baseer

Turn off the power and it is lights out for your crypto currency.

Diddly squat
Diddly squat
1 year ago
Reply to  MrM

Funny how people can be blind to common sense.

Squatter
Squatter
1 year ago
Reply to  Diddly squat

Without the Internet the banks are dead in a couple of days and with it, the power structure falls. Bitcoin can even be used outside of ISPs and having the blockchain on satellites counters even the craziest firewalls. Read Saif Ammous Bitcoin standard for education and how Bitcoin is the answer to end this very very dark period we are currently in.

chris
chris
1 year ago
Reply to  MrM

It is a digital IOU. That is essentially what bartering is.

Rickson
Rickson
1 year ago

You are so on spot. Years ago when I read you at the time of your first books, I never thought you’d become as redpilled as you are. You clearly have some part to play in this age of degeneracy.
Never shut your eyes. God bless.

Mark Zolo
1 year ago

I still have faith in alt-tech and decentralization, but admittedly the present is grim. I saw the writing on the wall after the attacks on you during the meetup outrage, and began to see the internet as castles built on sand. Now I focus on real-world assets and offline revenue. I hope for all of us, however, you keep fighting the good fight.

Kyle Trouble
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Zolo

There’s still much business to be had online but you simply have to speak in covert truths instead of putting it all on the line.

Anon1
Anon1
1 year ago
Reply to  Kyle Trouble

To survive you must stay on your knees and kid glove arguments
I feel sorry for men that have to talk so weakly but also I completely understand it.

There is nothing to be gained from being heroic atm.
Only loss

Charles Bronson's Rocket Launcher
Charles Bronson's Rocket Launcher
1 year ago
Reply to  Kyle Trouble

This is such a wonderful way to put it.

You can still speak truths, but you have to word it differently.

I’ve been doing this ever since getting redpilled. Not only is it easier, but you market your ideas so much easier.

The problem is people who don’t understand nuance, and will just state things Radical Honesty-style.

In the past, that might not have gotten you deplatformed, but it still wouldn’t have been effective.

Boothe
Boothe
1 year ago

This is the reason Christ taught in parables. There are some folks who will be able to interpret the nuances, figures of speech and underlying message. Others aren’t supposed to; they’ve been given over to a strong delusion. And they are in big trouble for their folly. It’s up to us to overcome the stumbling blocks that the “elite” have put in front of us and speak the truth in spite of them.

GetItGoing
GetItGoing
1 year ago
Reply to  Kyle Trouble

Yep! 🙂 Tread carefully, as wise men would say.

GetItGoing1
GetItGoing1
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Zolo

I was part of my (central southeastern USA) city’s meet-up arrangement. They hysteria and propaganda put out was truly outrageous but a very telling sign of things to come.

I’m extremely careful in what I say online until the day in which I become free from the typical blowback the average man is subject too.

You’ve got to be very careful. That being said, the “cat is out of the bag” as far as what is being said where the media and others can’t squash it and censor it entirely.

TexMexBBQ
TexMexBBQ
1 year ago

Some people I know believe that behind everything, controlling everything, is global dark money — which is either seeking to protect itself or expand its power. I believe there is some truth to that….but I don’t believe a single Illuminati is running everything – I think there are global dark money factions constantly at war with each other. I think the best we can do is continually seek ways to become as independent as possible from all forms of tyranny and totalitarianism, and promote the ideals of America’s founding. Everyone must also be willing fight to undermine tyranny because the degeneration of the world is getting progressively worse every day – and the power and influence of the global dark money grows stronger every day.

MrM
MrM
1 year ago
Reply to  TexMexBBQ

Maybe, maybe not. Hard to say. If they fight with each other, then they know they are the ”better sort of humans” and they have rules they abide because so far nothing is changing for the better, and they are still in charge. Ofc internet is only castles build on sand. All the social media nonsense.. do you think Rotschild wastes time on Instagram? 😀 Ofc not, its for us, for the slaves. To create a false life, a mask, which we need to wear so we can became advertising banners for the corporations… thinking that we got ”fame” (which means that other slaves recognizes us through the computer screen and envy us) its madness… and if you become a bit annoying, start taking a bit too much space, you got what Roosh get…

DMang
DMang
1 year ago

I read an article on Zerohedge that mentioned that the current internet structure will disintegrate under the 5G model…maybe there is a glimmer of hope still.

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
1 year ago

if you stayed in microbiology and still wrote masculinity books, you probably would have been fired too

CryptoDeaf
CryptoDeaf
1 year ago
Reply to  Roosh

That’s funny, because I was fired from a walmart that had almost no men for the crime of say Hello to female employees. It’s worth noting I was a door greeter at that walmart and my job consisted of saying hello to everyone that walked in the door.

Boothe
Boothe
1 year ago
Reply to  CryptoDeaf

We had a gal in a manufacturing plant where I worked as an engineer who had lost two husbands before she was 35 (both died). She always seemed so sad. So I would make sure I spoke to her every morning as I checked the assembly lines to cheer her up. I could almost always get a glimmer of a smile and a hello or good morning out of her. I guess one day she had a bad case of PMS. I walked by and cheerfully said “Good morning sunshine!” By 10:00 AM (after first break) I was called into the HR manager’s office for this “transgression”. He blew it off, but I never spoke to her again. I was good friends with the end of line tester and she asked why I wouldn’t speak to this woman. I explained it and told her that if the gal had any technical questions or problems on the line, she could address it to her to pass on to me. I knew that if I did not interact with her in any way, she couldn’t accuse me of anything. You only get one shot at Mr. Boothe.

Blackfriar
Blackfriar
1 year ago

Roosh, no matter what happens…you have made a difference. I wish things could be different for you, intellectually and financially. Truth normally comes at a high cost. You have paid a high price for spreading knowledge. People like you and Naughty Nomad have done things that 99.9% of the world will never do. I forsee things coming into your life. You have been a blessing to many people and I see that coming back to you. Thanks for all that you have done. I appreciate it.

Alphabet Man
Alphabet Man
1 year ago

I am the second choice. I have nothing to lose. The universe they create for us is not for me.

M. B. Moore
1 year ago

Hate to say this was a little too bleak. We’re not totally dead, yet Roosh! China will undoubtedly start creating competitors to all our Silicon Valley oligarchs. Not perfect, but they will allow un-PC things to be published.

Let’s not give up yet.

J twizzle
J twizzle
1 year ago

Keep it up man. Unfortunately, near the end of RoK, things got pretty bad. Many articles felt like controlled opposition or were written by posers. I liked your articles though. Keep doing your thing, people still want to hear what you have to say, and i must say it would be a great loss to see you disappear from the internet after everything you’ve been through. Dont give up dude!

Mr Deeds
Mr Deeds
1 year ago

I too hope that decentralized technologies like cryptocurrency can turn the tide in the future. And the same story still holds true. Get out of the west if you can and live a happy life where traditional values and feminine women still play a big role.
https://www.cryptogeography.com/geoarbitrage-cryptocurrency-5-good-countries-live-cheaper-better/

Burn it Down
Burn it Down
1 year ago

A great article throughout.

When the attack against you does come, you will be struck by how banal your thought crime actually was.

So true. For the past week or so, a member of European Parliament and the chairman ot the Finns Party in Finland has been blocked by Twitter from logging into his account (@halla_aho). The parliamentary elections are in three months, so Twitter is firing for effect.

His crime? Twitter does not tell, but I sucpect it was quoting a newspaper headline from a few years back, “Refugees are the new Nokia [for Finland]”. So it was OK for that idiot journalist to say so, but it is not OK to quote him. Pointing out the enablers of the current crime wave of child rapes, makes Twitter freeze your account.

Anon1
Anon1
1 year ago

Everything is seduction
They make u think its a tool an option
Then its compulsory
Then you’re dependent on it
Then they take it away from u.

Colonial empires did this, tech giants and government entities and ngo splc type nanny influencers are the new colonial powers.

Free speech is unheard speech.

Ali akbar the right wing twitter dude is trying some stuff with cul+++ure to try and sort pipelines for free speech that will make it financially and legally expensive to take down but I’m not hopefully nor do I think it will extent to all speech.

You’re going to get free speech in a Construction site or a male only space but that’s about it. There’s so much infiltration.

I see twitter libertarian idiots, constitutionalists and brand builders talk about showing their face to get more money and it’s like, don’t u understand our views are persona non grata?

It doesn’t matter how mild we are, it’s wrong think

The best thing for every man to do is make money pipelines that he can farm even if his identity is in the trash, and also to never speak with your personality out there

Yes it’s not heroic, but the point atm is survival not reproduction of ideas

Anon1
Anon1
1 year ago

What’s the organisation going after domain registrars? I thought gab ais new one is committed to free speech no matter what?

Vinnie
Vinnie
1 year ago

I knew all this after 9/11 when I started getting into conspiracy theory
Next step…the microchip
The digital matrix is already Lhere, your personal digital ‘beacon’ is the only thing missing
You have it already in the form of your smartphone/comp and what not but they want something 24/7 that cannot be turned off

Dariusz
Dariusz
1 year ago

Maybe Roosh should have a book translated to Chinese and published there. A polish band from the crappy, plastic music genre known as Disco Polo tapped that market and released an album with their biggest hits which sold about 60m copies in China. Forget their target audience, the total population of Poland is about 38m.

https://music.amazon.com/albums/B06W5K3V5B

During communism, censorship was pervasive so every book had to be approved by the government for publishing, I suspect China is the same but they may not care about game, it’s not a political book, but who knows maybe it goes against the Confucian principles. The one child policy turned out to be a demographic disaster so they may look favorably on a manual for a Chinese guy to lock down a girl outside of the country.

What we have is the decline and fall of the Western World, but it will be a generation when all the foreigners have grown up, or about 25 years from now when there’ll be no denying the reality. Western Europe is finished, there’s no hope and everyone caught up in this mess will be struggling instead of prospering with a happy family, just a part of the vast, lost generation. The US will lose its position and importance too, just wait 15 years, when the dust settles China will recover while the west won’t- it can even go full totalitarian. And it ain’t fun when a huge, crucial chunk of somebody’s lifetime is taken up by all this.

Fokker
Fokker
1 year ago

I went to Mcdonald´s with my two kids this weekend. The elite had decided to have unisex toys in Happy meals. This meant equal toys for boys and girls. In the end for some reason. Toys were mostly for boys. I mean star troopers. Black for boys and pink for girls. For some reason also the toys would run out. And last time I went there. Before this weekend they only had pink star troopers. So I told the waiter: I don´t want that shit for my boys. Give me another one. They delivered some purple shit. I gave it to my kids. They both looked at it. And sent it to garbage. So this weekend they wanted to eat happy meals. I don´t eat mcdonalds. I take them there. Order the food. Put it on they´re table. And when they are settled I leave to choose something else to eat. Sometimes I eat a cheeseburger. But I remenber when I was litle I really enjoyed happy meals and Mcdonalds. I told my wife we should probably go to Burger King. But they wanted happy meals. Guess what: They had Hot Wheels for boys and Barbies for girls. I was ordering the happy meals and on the screen this options appeared.
Today I went to church. There´s a high class church near my house. But I don´t like it. My wife goes there on sunday with my kids. But I dislike it. So I went to the church I normally went when I was in university asking for God to give me strength to study and pass exams. I´ve never asked god to help me pass exams. Just give me strength and peace of mind to study and take away needless distractions. I´ve arrived 1hour earlier than the mass. Because I want to talk to god alone. And just be peaceful. I like churches because it´s peaceful. You can just enjoy a moment of tranquility. Didn´t knew 1hour before the mass there´s a woman who takes the priest turn and starts praying out loud. Heil Mary and lord´s prayer. She repeats the prayers 40-50 times. I asked god not to abandon me. Protect my family and friends. And for the first time ever I´ve prayed for a politician. I´ve never ever prayed for a politician. Nor do I even remember them when in church. But this time prayed for Trump. Trump cannot act like Hitler. Starting issuing decrees left and right. But he is changing things. Or at least putting the degeneracy on hold.

Fokker
Fokker
1 year ago

The other day I was driving with my car. My mobile ringed. When I´m going to answer and put in loud speaker. This guy with a moto comes right next to my car. And makes some gestures about me not using a mobile while driving. Didn´t have patience to explain him I was puting the loud speaker system on. So made an Ok gesture. But the dude keeps complaining. As he was a policeman or had any authority. So I tell him to fuck off. He points me to a parking place. Let´s go I answer. When his moto drives pass me I see a logo of a tv network. Huuuu. I´m so happy I´m going to fuck up a journalist. One thing is lawyer and judges I respect them and consider them essential to rule of law. But journalists. What? those useless garbage who studied 10 pages books in university. And now think they are important? So he stops with his bike. I got out of the car. The moment he sees me coming. He starts his moto and leaves. But after seeing he was a journalist I want to beat him. Just a regular biker. Would pass. But journalist. So the light was red. With cars jammed And I believe can catch him. So I start running after him. The faggot passes the red light. I started yelling come back here bitch. And the other cars think I´m crazy.

Fokker
Fokker
1 year ago

I watch the yelow vests. They are cannon fodder. Why are you cannon for fodder also? Elite has three pilars: Media, banking, taxes.

Rando Calrissian
Rando Calrissian
1 year ago

I watch otherwise reasonable people ready to hang those teenage boys on Facebook within hours. The country is lost. Maybe a generation left?

My advice is to keep creating. All of us. Make valuable things. Satisfy yourself.

Live intrinsically well. Find worthy people and test them well.

Read a book called Son Of The Revolution to see what happens next.

Houx
Houx
1 year ago

Hi R,
My husband of 30 years, he is 88, and just had a updated battery put in his pacemaker,
the company called and wanted use to had 4G something so they could keep constant monitoring on it and I am assuming it had a gps in it too. I said HELL know, I don’t allow any cell phones in the house. We don’t have any either.
That is how intrusive it is getting. Yes the computer in many ways has ruined my life.
But on the good side I love your funny videos. What did you think of move Red Sparrow,
I was trained for that but was more of Red cuckoo bird, my code name was Nutcracker.
I didn’t kill or beat up just pillow talk looking for people, but everyone seemed to behaving when I was around, or I have very high tolerance for bad behavior.
Fight the fight
why isn’t you Game book sold on amazon?

Peter Larsen
Peter Larsen
1 year ago

Your empire is crumbling. Soon you will fade into irrelevance and obscurity

Mike
Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Larsen

Amen

olderguardrooshvnotroosh
olderguardrooshvnotroosh
1 year ago

These are worrying times for all free-thinkers. I agree that we now have to act as if we were living in the Soviet Union, and “clean” our online activity from 2006 onwards, because, 10-15 years from now, it is not inconceivable that people engaging or who have engaged into thoughtcrime will be banned from financial services, airlines and healthcare, without human intervention, as AI algorithms will automatically ban dissidents.

Roosh, your gaming articles, your life philosophy and location-independent work ethic were an important influence for many men. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your work was always tarnished with homophobia, misogyny and promotion of hate and violence. What was the point of your antics? What was the point of your joke about rape? To sell more books? Well, they worked, short term, and now you are blocked from key websites and the UK, likely for life.

With all due respect, many other writers in the manosphere are thriving, because their discourse is realist, and pursuant to positive masculine improvement, while acknowledging the nature of men -and women- the red pill, and gaming principles. How many books has Rollo Tomassi sold? Feminists and marxists hate him, but he has never engaged into an openly misogynistic and dogmatic discourse.

Still, you were more or less prepared for this. I remember your posts some years ago that your fuck you fund is enough for several years of expenses. Perhaps purchasing a plot of land and living semi off-the grid will be key for free thought, like in Blade Runner, where free market, creativity and free thought still exist, in the countryside, in the city-slums and in the borderlands.